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May 11, 2021By Joe A.

Should I Invest In Real Estate?

Investing in real estate can be a profitable business venture for you. If you want to invest in real estate but don’t know where to begin,  this guide will share five simple ways to invest in real estate.

If you are a beginner, you can still give real estate investing a try and even learn how to own multiple investment properties

Simple real estate boils down to understanding what the best real estate investment strategies are and having the finances to invest in your plan(s) of action. You will need funds- you cannot start a real estate business with no money. However, even a small sum of money can get you started on your business venture.

But First - How To Find The Right Investment Properties

Please note that most of these real estate investment strategies require you to know a great deal about the property you are looking to invest in. Searching for property/address details on a website like Address Scoop can assist you in finding/researching the perfect property to invest in.

Address Scoop provides the following information about a property (if available):

  • Owner details such as their name, phone numbers, social media profiles, and much more.
  • Important property details including property size, tax information, year built, number of bathrooms and bedroom, remodeling history, etc. 
  • Sale information such as the last sale date and sale price. 
  • We also include tax and mortgage information such as mortgage amount, lender, and a few other important details.
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Crucial information such as the information provided in an address lookup can help you not only find the perfect property to invest in but can also help you contact the owner directly. If you are looking at investing properties that aren't even on the market, or if you want to get your name at the top of the list for potential buyers on a property for sale, getting in touch with the owner of the property as soon as possible will give you a head start.  

How To Invest In Real Estate

Now that you have the proper property lookup tool in your pocket to use at your disposal, here are five ideas on how to invest in real estate! Each of these options varies in investment level so that our article can be informative for all of our readers. Enjoy!

Words Of Encouragement: Almost anyone can invest in real estate as long as it is something that they are passionate about.

Flip Houses

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Flipping houses can be fun and profitable if you genuinely enjoy hard work and you have an eye for real estate. However, it will be hard to flip houses on your own so you might need a team to help you. 

When you flip a house, you will need to work fast and get it on the market at the right time. If you are taking out a loan, you will have to pay interest until you are able to sell the house and pay the loan off (and hopefully get some profit). The best way to flip a house is either by doing it quickly or paying with your own cash or going in with your team to split the profit so you don’t have to pay interest on a loan (and therefore you can sell when the market is hot).

Lease With An Option To Buy

Invest in real estate lease with an option to buy

The easiest way to make investment money off of leasing to buy is by owning the property and finding a buyer/tenant who is willing to sign an agreement that gives them the right to buy your property within a set time period for set price. 

Once the price is set and an agreement is made, the investor either sells the property to that buyer/tenant if they can buy the property within the time frame or gets a new buyer/tenant until one ends up buying the property.

Invest In Companies That Invest In Real Estate

Invest in real estate companies

If you are not ready to invest in real estate yourself, you can get your foot in the door and learn more about investing by investing in companies that invest in real estate. 

Real estate for beginners

This is a good option if you are a beginner in real estate and want to get some experience and/or need more money before you invest in some properties on your own. That way you can get your foot in the door so you can level up when you are ready. 

Work With A Broker 

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If you are looking to invest in the right property at the right location at the right time, a real estate broker can help you do so. Real estate brokers can access special privileges on MLS  and know exactly what you are looking for. 

Experienced real estate brokers know the right investment opportunities at this very moment and can determine if these investments are the right fit for you. Real estate brokers know exactly what they are doing and can find properties that you can easily make a profit from in a short amount of time. All you have to do is find the right one for you. Websites like can assist you. You can also try word-of-mouth if you know other investors who have used brokers in the past. 

Wholesale Real Estate

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Real estate wholesaling is not what you think. It isn’t the sale of multiple properties at lower prices (which is what retail wholesaling is).  

In real estate wholesaling, the wholesaler contracts a home (most of the time it is a home that needs a lot of work done) with a seller, finds a buyer, then and then hands the contract to one of them.

The name of the game in real estate wholesaling is finding an interested buyer BEFORE the contract with the original homeowner closes. 

In this situation, it’s simple for a wholesaler to make money, as long as they know the real estate market well as well as the right. If the wholesaler can find a buyer who is willing to purchase the home at a price higher than the amount agreed upon by the buyer, they can make a pretty penny without spending any money themselves. 

Final Thoughts

There are many ways to make money off of investing in real estate - some of these methods are riskier than others. These real estate investment strategies will hopefully help you on your journey to becoming a successful real estate investor. We wish you the best of luck on your investing endeavors!